Historic districts in our nation's older cities continue to enjoy a rehabilitation and revitalization trend which began some 20 years ago, and accelerated as new housing costs and transportation costs soared in the 70s. These districts have become the focal point of destination advertising by chambers of commerce and tourism promoters. Unfortunately, planning for visitor accommodation has been all but ignored in most cities even while more and more dollars are pumped into promotion. Conflicts between visitors and district residents have already reached crisis levels in some cities, and even worse situations are now developing. This paper highlights some of these problem areas, points out some encouraging developments toward potential solutions, and points the way for further study of the problem.
Howell, Richard L.
"Will Success Spoil Our Historic Districts?,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol1/iss3/10